National Gateway

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National Gateway is a multi-stage railroad construction project in the United States promoted by CSX Transportation, a unit of CSX Corporation. It is designed to improve rail connections between ports in the U.S. mid-Atlantic seaboard and the Midwest by upgrading bridges and tunnels to allow taller freight trains (ones carrying double-stack intermodal containers). In 2008 the company announced its plans to invest $300 million, and is seeking investment from state governments and the U.S. federal government of an additional $400 million as a public-private partnership.[1] Phase 1 of the $850 million project, between CSX’s existing terminal in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and its hub facility in Northwest Ohio. was completed in September 2013.[2]

Unrelated project[edit]

An unrelated project with the same name was founded in 2001 as an engineering test between global communication networks.[3]

Completed railway improvement projects[edit]

Projects under construction or funded[edit]

Proposed projects[edit]

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  • "CSX initiative will include new intermodal terminals". Jacksonville Business Journal. May 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  • Berman, Jeff (May 12, 2008). "Transportation infrastructure: CSX launches National Gateway. Rail carrier says $700 million PPP will provide efficient transportation link between Mid-Atlantic ports and Midwest". Logistics Management. Archived from the original on May 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  • Burns, Adrian (May 2, 2008). "CSX commits to new south-side intermodal facility". Business First of Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  • Maryland Department of Transportation, Hanover, MD (2008). "Maryland Freight Project List - Rail." Accessed 2009-12-05.
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC (2009). "CSX National Gateway Projects in the Washington Region." Accessed 2009-12-05.

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